Bell Investment Advisors Offers New White Paper, "Momentum Investing: How to Gauge the Market's Opinion of the Future"

Sep 14, 2011, 11:30 ET from Bell Investment Advisors

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Investment Advisors, a Bay Area registered investment advisory firm, today announced they are now offering the public a free white paper, "Momentum Investing: How to Gauge the Market's Opinion of the Future." Bell Investment Advisors regularly offers free white papers and webinars as part of an ongoing educational series.

This recent white paper, written by Matthew King CFA, Chief Investment Officer of Bell Investment Advisors, takes a careful look at Momentum Investing, the firm's core strategy since its inception over 20 years ago. The paper looks at the presence of momentum in financial markets and uncovers why it makes sense to ask the market's opinion before making investment decisions, a methodology that is not always intuitive for investors.

"At its simplest, momentum can be defined as the persistence of winning and losing investments," said King. "Strong performing investments tend to continue to perform well for a period time while weak performing investments tend to continue to underperform for a period of time. It is a phenomenon in the financial markets that is well-documented through hundreds of academic studies, yet largely unknown and overlooked by the general investing public. These studies show the presence of momentum in various asset markets—stocks (both foreign and domestic), bonds, commodities, and currencies—and confirm that it has existed in individual stocks as far back as the late 1800s."

To access the free white paper, visit

An archive of additional resources and white papers offered by Bell's financial advisors and occasional guest writers can be found at Subjects include information related to business, wealth management, as well as career coaching.

Through Investment Management, Financial Planning, and Career & Life Coaching, Bell Investment Advisors ( helps people build positive momentum for a good life. Established in 1991, the firm has offices in Oakland and Santa Rosa, California.  

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